After having breakfast we all met at the reception including all the mind lab people from all over the world to go to the water city! It was massive!
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For the rest of the day we just played in the water slides and had dinner at this Greek restaurant.
Once we had our three cars we set off to the ruins of Knossos. We then went to the museum of Knossos and my parents took so long to look at every thing we left an hour after every one else but still managed to get get to the five star resort first.
After having breakfast we all met up at the reception and went to go hire cars.
Before going to dinner with Bodie, Mr Kolpak, Mrs Shaw, and Rohan (St Peters quoridor player), (including their family’s). I went to the water slides with Rohan. Just saying they have 7 Swimming pools not including the two beaches. At your apartment you can also get your on swimming pool and if your including those then there is probably over 20!!! THIS PLACE IS BASICALLY FLOATING ON WATER.
We just finished all our plane trips (three), to get to our destination.
Last night on the plane I stayed up until 1.00 watching movies.
In Mathswe are looking at Time. One of the things we needed to inquire into was Time Zones. Sometimes in Australia we have five time zones and at other times we have three. This was something we wanted to find out more about!
Students were given some suggested lines of inquiry but also encouraged to come up with their own. We needed to acknowledge our sources of information as well as show the answers to the specific lines of inquiry we chose.
Some suggestions were
- What purpose to time zones serve?
- How are the boundaries of time zones determined?
- What is daylight saving for?
- Who decides how long a second is?
Look at the student blogs to see what everyone came up with!
Today saw Year 5 experiencing “A case of Discovery” by Education Interactive. This was a fun interactive way for the students to engage in the science of forensics.
Students were presented with a series of clues, and through engaging with manipulative materials, were able to crack the code and solve the case.
It’s a lazy Spring afternoon, with the students not in the optimum frame of mind for a Mathematics lesson. We decided to play with our new lego set and see how we could use it to show Mathematical understanding.
These are some of the things the students came up with:
What we did for year 6 camp
First day of year 6 camp, we were put in three different groups
Each group went to an activity.
Those activities were canoeing, the challenge course & initiative pursuits.
Those activities fairly challenging for some people.
On that night the group one tenters were setting up for camp.
On day two we sorted into five groups.
On that day we did most of the activities which were Giant Swing, Flying Fox, bridge building and Archery. Most of the year sixes liked bridge building.
On this night group one packed the tents up and let the group two tenters to set up.
On the last day we were kept in our five groups and we did the last few activities which are Archery and Low ropes.
When we have have finished all the task we got all our bags in the bus and were ready to go.
Our Individuals and Societies unit this term is “When Cultures Collide”. An important thing for you to understand before looking at different cultures around the world is what the world culture means, and what students believe their own culture means.
To do this, please have a quick look at the following sites, that discuss different definitions of what a culture is:
- Culture is the characteristics of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts.
- Culture is taught and learned and shared – there is no culture of one.
- culture is defined as the shared patterns of behaviours and interactions, cognitive constructs, and affective understanding that are learned through a process of socialisation. (a list of definitions that are a bit complicated)
- Culture is our way of life. It includes our values, beliefs, customs, languages and traditions.
You should have a fair idea of what things the term ‘culture’ includes. Using hyperlinks as references, create a blog post on your personal blog that outlines your personal definition of culture. The post can include images, but the writing should not be more than a few sentences.
In Term 2 we have begun using Scratch to learn about programming in Design. Here is one of our first attempts.
scratch gliding from SAS Year 6 on Vimeo.
One of our culminating Novel Study tasks was a creative piece that asked students to recreate the chapter ‘Through the Trap Door’ (harry_potter_novel_study, thanks to Jade Hill) One of our students, Henry submitted this as his work;
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